Fears to share stories about Blacks in Civil War

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Historical re-enactor Mary Fears will share stories of Blacks who played little-known but important roles in the Civil War during a free presentation at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the Port Orange Regional Library.

Mary Fears relives history during a program Friday in Port Orange.

Mary Fears relives history during a program Friday in Port Orange.

The Ormond Beach resident will shed light on the contributions made by Mary Peake, who educated freed slaves; Robert Smalls, a former slave who commandeered a Confederate ship and sailed it to freedom; and Elizabeth Keckley, a dressmaker for Mary Todd Lincoln.

Fears also will bring replicas of Civil War items that audience members may examine after the presentation.

Reservations are not required for this program, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Port Orange Library.

For more information, call 386-322-5152, ext. 4.

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